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IT infrastructure is reaching a breaking point. The facts here startling.
• In distributed computing environments, up to 85% of computing capacity sits idle.
• Consumer product and retail industries lose about $40 billion annually due to supply chain inefficiencies.
• An explosion of information is driving a 54% growth in storage shipments every year to accommodate the data.
• Security breaches are becoming more common.
• Challenges to automation mean highly skilled individuals are supporting basic operational tasks in data centers instead of innovating to serve customers.
The result: new services to customers that are vital to the organizations bottom line are delayed. Even worse are problems that arise from human error associated with mundane, repetitive tasks that severely impact customer satisfaction. The answer? It’s time to start thinking differently about IT infrastructure.
Over time business operations have industrialized to become smarter. Breakthroughs like these required the use of technology-based systems. What if you could industrialize the delivery of your services and reduce the headaches of integrating and maintaining servers, storage & software with a service management system that can provide dramatic improvements in time to market, delivery of services to clients in minutes – rather than weeks -- through self-service, and hands free operational support that eliminates mundane tasks from skilled personnel, all with the lowest cost per unit?
Introducing IBM CloudBurst V1.2, designed from IBM client cloud implementation experiences quickly enables a private cloud in your IT environment. The new release, available now, is optimized to support production workloads with specific needs related to elasticity, security, availability, green monitoring, usage and account management. Join Kristin Lovejoy, Director of IBM CloudBurst Project Office for a webcast now available for replay where she discusses the exciting and expanded service management features. Click on play in the window below to start the webcast or go here.
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After the new offerings around the Dynamic Infrastructure announcement this week (see my earlier blog on this topic), several folks have asked specifically about the Cloud-related Storage solutions IBM offers.
In case you missed it, IBM made a major announcement around Cloud and Storage earlier this month. The focus was on new IBM "Smart Business Systems" that can be used on-premises for private-cloud configurations or by Cloud Computing companies who want to offer IT as a service. IBM Information Archive was the first solution to be announced in this area. IBM Storage expert Tony Pearson provided a couple blogs on this topic:
A "private cloud" implementation for PACS medical images is IBM Grid Medical Archive Solution (GMAS). Doctors, Radiologists, and other medical professionals can access these images over the intranet between multiple locations, such as hospitals and clinics. Spectrum Health, the largest healthcare system in Western Michigan, discusses their experience with this solution.
Video: Spectrum Health improves productivity with GMAS
Also, see the IBM Storage and Cloud Website for more Cloud-related storage offerings.
For staying updated on key IBM storage news, I recommend following IBM Storage on Twitter (@ibmStorage).
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Yesterday, IBM announced new offerings for helping clients build dynamic infrastructures to "address today's challenges to improve service, reduce cost and manage risk, while also laying the foundation to take advantage of future business and IT opportunities."
The announcements focused on three key areas:
A replay of the Webcast covering these announcements is available in case you missed it.
If you're not sure why building a dynamic infrastructure is important, take a look at the Gartner analysis outlining the need for a dynamic infrastructure, a strategy for developing one, and some best practices and options to consider when getting started.
Video: Responding to Today's Demands with a Dynamic Infrastructure
Cloud technologies and solutions were a key part of the Dynamic Infrastructure announcements that covered such things as integrated systems design with private cloud deployments, virtual system pools and management, and next-generation virtualized storage and security technologies.
Here are just a few of the Cloud-related offerings:
My favorite part the day's activities, of course, was that IBM used Twitter for a question and answer session immediately following the Webcast by using the #dyninfra hashtag. Lots of great interaction and participation by the public and IBM experts and Business Partners.
You can continue online conversation and sharing around Dynamic Infrastructure and Cloud via any of these venues: